Our professional and personal lives can cause stress in our bodies and minds. Most of us are very busy so we don’t get to rest even for 5 minutes and calm our minds. Resting your body and mind is very essential for our overall well-being. Practicing mindfulness techniques is a great way to calm your mind and body. The main benefits of mindfulness are stress relief, anxiety relief, and anger management. Here are some of the mindfulness exercises you can try right now.
You can do this exercise either in a sitting position or standing position. It is usually recommended to sit in the meditation position for doing this exercise. One of the benefits of mindful breathing is that you can do this mindfulness exercise anywhere and at any time. This mindfulness exercise needs you to focus on your breathing.
This exercise starts by taking slow breathes. One breath cycle, i.e. breathing in and out, should last about 6 seconds. Breathe in through your nose and use your mouth to breathe out. While breathing, you should let go of your worrying thoughts. Your prime focus must be on your sense of awareness. Continue this exercise until you feel a sense of calmness.
This is a mindfulness exercise that is aimed at creating an intensified awareness and sensitivity to the simple day-to-day tasks and its results. These daily tasks can be as simple as opening a door or cleaning your room. When you do these tasks, stop for a second and think of that moment and be mindful of where you are and how you feel.
Like this, you can appreciate every small daily task you do. When you open your laptop to work. Take a second to appreciate that hands that made it possible. When you begin to appreciate every single aspect of your life, you will get a positive outlook for life.
This mindfulness exercise helps to open your ears to sounds and train your mind to be less persuaded by the negative influence of your past experiences. The whole idea of mindful listening is to carefully listen to music impartially which is unimpeded by preconception.
Try to listen to the song and allow yourself to immerse yourself in the journey of the sound. Try to explore the track’s every aspect even if you didn’t like the music at first. Pay attention to the dynamics of the instruments used. Listen to the music intently without any judgment of the artist, lyrics, or instrumentation.